Month: May 2016

President in special discussion to protect Perahera culture

A special discussion was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena about protecting the Buddhists temple procession culture in view of the current controversy regarding the tamed elephants. During the meeting the President advised the participants to give priority for the Perahera culture which come from ancient times and pointed out the importance of…

First anti-tobacco flag pinned on President

The first flag of the program to sell anti-tobacco flags, carried out in parallel to the World No Tobacco Day, was pinned on the President today (May 31) at the Presidential Secretariat. This program will be held for the 20th successive time under the theme “Towards a Tobacco Free Friendly Environment for All of Us…

President opens Cable Landing Station of Dialog Axiata

A ceremony to declare open the newly establish Cable Landing Station of the Dialog Axiata PLC held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, yesterday (30). Through implementing this BBG submarine cable system, Sri Lanka will able to increase the bandwidth up to 6.4 TB/sec. This facility can maximize the speed of the existing internet…

Houses for kidney patients without permanent shelters

The attention of the government has been drawn to implement a housing project to provide houses for the families of the kidney patients who do not possess permanent residences. This issue was considered during a meeting regarding the National Programme on Prevention of Kidney Diseases, held at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (30). During the meeting…

Identification of lands for resettlement in North will end by next Friday

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant officials to finalize the process of identification of lands for the resettlement of internally displaced persons in the North by next Friday (June 03). He gave these instructions during a special meeting on the resettlement of displaced people in North and East, held at the Presidential…

Strict actions against government officials for any unauthorized building or environmental pollution – President

“If any unauthorized buildings or environmental pollution happens damaging the canal and river preservations in any area, strict actions will be taken against the responsible government officials in the areas”, emphasizes President Maithripala Sirisena. “The government is committed to protect the public servants who fulfill their responsibilities properly. Similarly, the government will not hesitate to…

President returns after successful visit to Japan

President Maithripala Sirisena returned to the island today (May 29) after completing a successful four-day State visit to Japan strengthening the foreign relations and bringing many developmental benefits to the country. The President was warmly received by the Ministers and MPs at the Bandaranaike International Airport. Members of the Maha Sangha who were present at…

National security of  Sri Lanka has been further strengthened, not weakened in any way  – President emphasized

The national security of  Sri Lanka has been further strengthened  and it has not weakened in any way,  President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized. He made these remarks when he met with members of the Sri Lankan community living in Japan yesterday (27). The President also requested the Sri Lankan community in Japan to extend their assistance…

Japan extends Yen 38 billion ODA assistance to Sri Lanka

Japanese Prime Minister offered a Yen 38 billion ODA loan to Sri Lanka for water purification projects for Kidney diseases and establishment of electricity transmission lines connecting the entire country. Prime Minister Abe thanks President Sirisena for raising Asia’s voice and explaining the Asian perspective to the Western nations at the G 7 Outreach Summit…